World-famous private guided tours of Berlin and unique travel experiences tailored to help you make the most of your time in our extraordinary city!
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Private tours of Berlin starting from 70€ per hour
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“In over a decade of working as a professional guide, I have introduced thousands of visitors to Berlin; from independent travellers, families, companies and schools – to Holocaust survivors rediscovering the streets they once called home and the relatives of Nazi perpetrators seeking answers to the crimes within their familes.
Originally from England, I moved to Berlin to work as a journalist before becoming a private tour guide in 2006. Specialising in Berlin’s turbulent 20th century history, I have spent years working at the former East German secret police headquarters as a historical consultant and am also a licensed guide at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial.
Since 2014, I have served on the board of the Berlin Guides Association as Treasurer, Vice President and now President.”
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Get started with an in-depth Berlin Highlights tour!
Finding your feet in a foreign city can be as daunting as it is thrilling. With each junction the option between something authentic and undiscovered, and, well, a wrong turn. I’m here to share my expert knowledge of Berlin with you; the sights, the stories, and the security of knowing there’s no reason to fear you’re missing out on something better.
Including: the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall and much, much more…
Hit the ground running with a Berlin Airport Transfer Tour – combining an Airport Transfer with any private tour of Berlin!
Whether you’re looking for an introductory sightseeing tour, expert historical tour exploring Berlin’s tumultuous Third Reich or Cold War era history, a once in a lifetime opportunity to conquer the entire Berlin Wall by bike, or day trips to the parks and palace of beautiful Potsdam, or the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp memorial, I always endeavour to provide the best personal and professional assistance possible – to make your Berlin visit exceptional.
Let me take care of your trip – so you’ve got more time and energy to enjoy all that Berlin has to offer.
Berlin is a great city to explore on foot - relatively flat and with many of the major historic sights within walking distance!
My tours can start anywhere in the city - with collection from your hotel/accommodation or at a centrally located landmark!
For my private transportation tours, I only provide premium quality German vehicles (Volkswagen & Mercedes Benz) and professional drivers!
Taking a guided tour of Berlin is rightly considered a must when visiting the city. In the right company, you will find yourself experiencing things that will define your visit entirely – and leave you heading home with souvenirs, both material and intellectual, worth treasuring forever. Scratch the surface in Berlin and you’ll find that what is immediately visible to all is just the start of the adventure. If you’re looking to dig deeper, see more and learn more, enlisting the services of a professional private guide in Berlin will go a long way towards satisfying your curiosity.
A Berlin Highlights tour is always the perfect starting point for first time visitors to the city looking to get better acquainted with the reality on the ground; Berlin’s turbulent history, its electrifying present, and the landmarks, memorials, and institutions that combine to make the city what it is. If you’ve got a special interest in exploring further, I also offer tailored private tours focusing on specific themes – whether you’re looking to explore the former Nazi government quarter on a Third Reich Berlin tour; visit the former East German secret police headquarters as part of a Cold War Berlin tour, or examine the city’s once vibrant Jewish history with a Jewish Heritage tour.
The itinerary sights listed on our tour pages are a general guide to what may be covered when booking those particular tours. I appreciate that every guest is different and approaches the city with different expectations and interests – and tailor my tours accordingly. If you find something in particular that interests you then please do refer to this when contacting me so I can arrange your day accordingly. I am also happy to tailor any private tour to combine sights (such as a Third Reich/Jewish Heritage day or Cold War/Berlin Highlights for example) and arrange two/three/four day and more itineraries.
I endeavour to lead all the tours I offer, but depending on availability may already be booked with other clients. In which case, I have a team of the best professional guides in Berlin, all with years of experience and dedication to their work, that I work with. All are members of the Berlin Guides Association, an organisation known throughout the city for its pride in guiding excellence. To learn more about these guides, have a look at some interviews with my associated guides: Jim McDonough, Asaf Leshem, Heather Ellis, William Mollers, and Sam Bavin.
My private transportation tours are all conducted with fully air-conditioned premium cars/vans (usually high end Mercedez Benz or Volkswagen). I believe this to be the best way to make the most of your time in Berlin while covering as much of the city and your itinerary as possible. All my Warnemünde-Berlin Shore Excursions are with similar private transportation – making any trip from the ship to shore and back more practical, enjoyable, and stress free than a big public tour. I also offer private tours of Berlin designed for guests who prefer to walk, where use of public transportation may also be necessary, depending on the sites included in the tour. Public transportation costs are not usually included in my walking tours, but in the event that you need tickets I am more than happy to arrange the particulars.
First, have a look through the collection of tours on the site and see what you are interested in. Using the Contact Form at the bottom of all pages, you can get in touch (I aim to reply to all requests within 24 hours) for a quote based on the type of tour you are interested in (whether an introductory Berlin Highlights tour, or one of our more focused Third Reich/Cold War/Jewish Heritage or Potsdam/Sachsenhausen tours). If you are interested in booking further experiences beyond what I suggest initially on the website, feel free to contact me either via the Contact Form or at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will happily tailor a personal private tour experience for you/your group.
My prices vary based on tour particulars such as duration, group size, guide, transportation options and season. As I only offer exclusively private tours (with no other tourists accompanying your group) I do charge more than public tour group prices. My private walking tour rates start from 70€ per hour – with a three hour minimum booking. Private transportation tours I offer from 135€ per hour (Mercedes Benz Vito/Viano or Volkswagen Caravelle vans). I also have further options for luxury clients (Mercedes Benz S-class saloons) and large groups (Mercedes Sprinter Vans and larger buses). For more information get in touch via the Berlin Experiences email at email@example.com or the contact box at the bottom of this page.
As referenced in the Terms & Conditions page, I do not offer refunds on bookings made closer than one month of the Tour, Itinerary or Excursion date. Bookings cancelled up to one month before the Tour, Itinerary, Excursion date will be refunded, minus a 25% administration fee.
Cancellations can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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